2018 Prophet's Rock Aux Antipodes Pinot Noir

Extremely limited collaboration wine between Paul Pujol and Burgundian winemaker, Francois Millet of Comte de Vogue.
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Prophet's Rock owner Paul Pujol has a long standing relationship with iconic Chambolle Musigny vigneron, Francois Millet of Domaine Georges Comte de Vogue.

After Francois' son spent a few vintages at Paul's winery, Francios made the flight to NZ in 2013. There they decided on a collaboration project based out of Paul's vineyard in Bendigo. Francois now flies to the South Island twice a year to make this wine alongside Paul. His one stipulation was that he used the same tools of the trade he uses in Burgundy. An obliging Paul sourced the traditional brass hand pumps and tasting cups that Millet is accustomed to and the inaugural vintage was produced in 2015.

The project wine is now one of the most sought-after in New Zealand. A fusion of Old World technique and New World terroir - the resulting wine is spectacular.

The grapes were sourced from our Home Vineyard which is located on a high-elevation, steep glacial terrace in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago. This stunning site has clay and pedogenic lime soil, featuring schist and quartz.

Cellaring will reward collectors over the next 10+ years from vintage.

Only 319 cases were made.

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    It was a gift purpose purchase, so I was not directly involved with experiencing the product, however the process of organising the delivery of this gift to my recipient was smooth to say the least, and the special requests were all respected to the t, which is difficult for any shop dealing with more than one customer. Thank you.

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Prophet's Rock

The Prophet's Rock project was founded in 1999.

The man behind the wines, Paul Pujol, has an enviable resume, having made wine all around the world.

After working his way through the French regions of Languedoc and Sancerre, he was perhaps the first foreign winemaker ever to be invited to head up an Alsatian winery, Kuentz-Bas where he made their six Grand Cru wines for three years. He also spent a formative vintage at Chambolle-Musigny in Burgundy which set the tone for his winemaking style under his own label.

The wines of Prophet's Rock come from two vineyards, the Home Block and the Rocky Point vineyard. Paul's mission is to let these vineyards speak for themselves.

Owner and founder Paul Pujol Prophet's Rock

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